This fine engraving shows Louis in the second year of his personal reign as King of France. His reign as an absolute monarch would last over seventy-two years. During this time Louis ardently supported the arts with literature and the visual arts flourishing through funding and commissioning. He also converted a hunting lodge into what is now the outstanding Palace of Versailles and, in 1682, moved there with his government. The final decades of his reign were marked by conflict including the War of the League of Augsburg (1688-1697) and the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714).